'Road Runner,' dinosaur egg among new special shapes at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta


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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A new Road Runner balloon and another in the shape of a baby dinosaur coming out of an egg are among the new shapes scheduled take part in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Organizers announced the new balloons this week and said this year's festival will see around 100 specially-shaped balloons for the October event.

Among the other special shaped balloons are "Miss Bell," a liberty bell shape; "Owl," a fluffy owl from head to claws; and "Happy Orca," a black whale with large smile.

Special shape balloons have been part of the balloon fiesta since the premiere of the "Special Shape Rodeo" in 1989.

The 43rd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will take place October 4 to 12.

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